Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Quilts of Honor

There are a couple of programs that are making quilts for returning servicemen/women. This time I have made one for the Quilts of Honor organization. Individuals can request a quilt for someone who has served in the military. As donations are received, the quilts are given out.
It just happened that I finished my gift this week, the week of 9/11 rememberances.The quilt is about 60" square which was one of the parameters. Red, white and blue are the preferred colors, but that is not an absolute demand. Design is up to the quilt maker.


 You can almost see the detail in this picture. The quilting is done with a "free motion" method that allows me to control the stitch design (instead of straight lines) which means that I can do zentangles.

I have no idea who will receive this, but I hope that it brings him/her comfort knowing that there are many people who care.




13 comments:

Sandy in Michigan said...

Amazing! What a beautiful piece of art. The person receiving this is getting a real treasure.

Shirley said...

What a fabulous project! And I can't imagine anyone who wouldn't be THRILLED to receive your quilt. The composition and colors are fabulous.

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your time, effort, and love put into this quilt will mean so much to the lucky person to receive it.

bettyfromtexas said...

This is a masterpiece!! Made with love, and the recipient will be thrilled!!!

marianne said...

Fabulous, Sandra! Being a quilter myself, I can relate to the work (love) put into this piece.

Cathy Holtom said...

It's beautiful!

Judy Tillson said...

Beautiful quilt. I like that you were able to incorporate the Zentangles into the quilting.

Carol Leigh said...

How cool is that quilt! Superb! Once again, you astonish me. --Carol Leigh

nanke's stuff said...

It's beautiful, and having made quilts myself, I so appreciate the complexity of it. Well done! nancy

Alex said...

Such gorgeous design!

raena said...

What a beautiful design!! I admire anyone with the patience to work on quilts and this one is a beauty!

Stephen Z. said...

Sandra, it seems that you are always out-doing yourself to create visually stunning designs.
This is really great work!

Jennifer Edwards said...

This is stunning, Sandra!! And I love all the watercolors and zentangles too! I'm thinking of doing zentangles with the students at the school where I teach k-8th grade. Should be fun!